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VMI Packing List (Male)

VMI Packing List (Male)

VMI Mandatory Packing List


PACK DOES NOT INCLUDE: pillow, personal hygiene items, or duffle bag.


Includes all the items below:

•1 Black Camelbak Hydration Pack 50oz

•14 White Premium Boxer Briefs

•7 Black Hanes Sport Compression Shorts

•14 White Hanes Crew Neck T-Shirts
•14 Pairs White Hanes Athletic Ankle Socks 
•14 Pairs Hanes Black Crew Dress Socks
•10 Pairs Black Fox River Combat Boot Socks

•2 Pairs Saucony Running Shoes

•5 Premium Hotel Quality Bath Towels 27×50 White

•1 Premium Hotel Quality Wash Cloth 13×13 White

•1 Pair of Slider Shower Shoes
•1 Premium Comforter Navy Blue 94x66 Twin XL
•3 Premium T-180 Twin XL 66×115 White Flat Sheets
•3 Premium T-180 42x36 White Pillow Cases 
•1 Black/Navy Swim Trunks 
•1 Boxing Mouth Guard
•1 Casio Digital Sports Watch

Compression Shorts/Boxer Size Chart



Athletic/Dress Sock Size Chart

10/13: Shoe sizes 6-12

12/14: Shoe sizes 13-15


Boot Sock Size Chart

















For any specific questions or if you need to customize the packing list contact us at or (703) 239-3423.


In store pickup is available, with our partner retailer, Walkabout Outfitter in downtown Lexington. Discounts available for all in store pickups.


  • FEX Gear's Take

    ATTENTION all VMI parents and future RATS:

    Are you feeling overwhelmed by the sheer amount of items your child needs for matriculation?

    Are you unsure what brands and types of items will work best for the rigors of military school life?

    Are you afraid you might purchase something for you child that could get them in trouble?

    Are you concerned about the number of hours/days/weeks it will take you to find all these items?

    Are you trying to find an affordable solution to solve all these problems?

    Then we can help!

    Our packing list has been compiled from the recommendations of countless alumni from the classes of 2017 to 2025.

    Our products have been vetted through personal experience and are exactly what you child will need to succeed and thrive in the uncertain VMI system.

    If you have more directed questions regarding the packing list, specific items, or about VMI in general please don’t hesitate to contact us!

    If you need additional assistance outside of messaging let us know and an associate will reach out to you personally!

    FEX Gear LLC is owned and operated by VMI alumni and U.S. Marine Corps Infantry Officers.

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